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James's Ghia Project progress.

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:31 pm    Post subject: James's Ghia Project progress. Reply with quote

So... I've finally started serious work on my ghia. For background, It's a 68 with IRS that's been converted from auto to standard. It was a strpped shell that my dad got years ago in a group of cars he bought, and it ended up just sitting in the bush for years. I had a 66 ghia that I was trying to restore a while back that once I tore into needed a lot more work than I wanted (my first mistake), so I parked that project and decided to work out a deal with my dad to get the 68, since it was more what I wanted. A year a year and a half ago, I threw a front beam on it, pulled the two cars that were blocking it in out of the way, cut the trees that had grown through the driver's side floor pan, and dragged it out of the bushes. I was supposed to get it drivable last summer, but my lazieness prevailed and I didn't get any work done on it. Aaron has been bugging me about it since the summer, so we figured it was about time to do something with it.

This evening, we cut out the rotten floor pan sections and welded in new high quality Danish ones. Looks sharp, fits perfectly, and is really thick sheet metal. Pics in the gallery.

As Jesse James says, "All that's left to do is everything". I need to narrow and lower the front beam, build a tranny with a 1971 gearstack and a 3.88r&p, some kind of big engine, shitloads of body work, paint, front and rear disc brakes, and maybe some interior. At least it has a new wiring harness in it.

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